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Mid-Year Book Freak Out 2020

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2020 itself has been a real rollercoaster of a year — both as a whole and for me personally — and we’re only (already?) halfway through.

My reading has sort of reflected that with some periods where I’ve read way more than usual, a couple of mood slumps and some lack of time dips as well. I’ve even noticed a few points when the genres I was leaning into weren’t what I would have expected.

But, anyways, take a gander at my thoughts on my 2020 reading so far.



The Best Book you’ve read so far in 2020.

The House in the Cerulean Sea

The House in the Cerulean Sea by T.J. Klune



The Best Sequel you’ve read so far in 2020.

deathless divide

Deathless Divide (Dread Nation #2) by Justina Ireland



New release you haven’t read yet, but want to.

The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires

The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires
by Grady Hendrix



Most anticipated release for the second half of the year.

The Fell of Dark by Caleb Roehrig

A Curse of Roses by Diana Pinguicha

Master of One by Jaida Jones & Danielle Bennett



Biggest disappointment.

Sky Without Stars

Sky Without Stars (System Divine #1) by Jessica Brody & Joanne Rendell



Biggest surprise.

The Jane Austen Society

The Jane Austen Society by Natalie Jenner



  Favorite new author (New to me).

T.J. Klune



Newest Favorite Character.

Blood Water Paint

Not exactly a character as such, but I loved learning/ reading about Artemisia Gentileschi in Blood Water Paint by Joy McCullough.

A close runner-up would be Sam and the whole cast of T.J. Klune’s Tales of Verania series.



Book that made you cry.


Camp by Lev A.C. Rosen



 Book that made you happy.

You Should See Me in a Crown

You Should See Me in a Crown by Leah Johnson



Most beautiful book you’ve bought this year.

The Mermaid, the Witch, and the Sea by Maggie Tokuda-Hall

Sisters of Sword and Song by Rebecca Ross



What books do you need to read by the end of the year?

I’m leaving this one blank, because there’s just far too many to list.




13 thoughts on “Mid-Year Book Freak Out 2020”

  1. I love this tag! You Should See Me in a Crown really seems like a happy book! Sisters of Sword and Song is really intriguing!

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